Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: momtoreuben | 2009/08/26

Q.

weight gain

Doc,
my 5 month old son is not gaining weight as much as i would love.His current wight is about 8kg,he' s been on exclusive breast milk but am trying to introduce milk and cereals but he seems to prefer breast milk.I need to wean him and i also want him to add a bit more weight.What do you recommend?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is well above the average weight for a baby boy of 5 months, so there is no need for any concern. You are doing very well. Keep on breastfeeding him and introduce solids when he is 6 months old.

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